The Lincolns

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The Lincolns by Daniel Mark Epstein Summary

The first full-length portrait of the marriage of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln in more than fifty years, The Lincolns is a fascinating new work of American history by Daniel Mark Epstein, an award-winning biographer and poet known for his passionate understanding of the Civil War period. Although the private lives of political couples have in our era become front-page news, the true story of this extraordinary and tragic first family has never been fully told. The Lincolns eclipses earlier accounts with riveting new information that makes husband and wife, president and first lady, come alive in all their proud accomplishments and earthy humanity. Epstein gives a fresh close-up view of the couple’s life in Springfield, Illinois (of their twenty-two years of marriage, all but six were spent there). We witness the troubled courtship of an aristocratic and bewitching Southern belle and a struggling young lawyer who concealed his great ambition with self-deprecating humor; the excitement and confusion of the newlyweds as they begin their marriage in a small room above a tavern, and the early signs of Mary’s instability and Lincoln’s moodiness; their joyful creation of a home on the edge of town as Lincoln builds his law practice and makes his first forays into politics. We discover their consuming ambition as Lincoln achieves celebrity status during his famed debates with Stephen A. Douglas, which lead to Lincoln’s election to the presidency. The Lincolns’ ascent to the White House brought both dazzling power and the slow, secret unraveling of the couple’s unique bond. The Lincolns dramatizes certain well-known events with stunning new immediacy: Mary’s shopping sprees, her defrauding of the public treasury to increase her budget, and her jealousy, which made enemies for her and problems for the president. Yet she was also a brilliant hostess who transformed the shabby White House into a social center crucial to the Union’s success. After the death of their little boy, not a year after Lincoln took office, Mary turned for solace to spirit mediums, but her grief drove her to the edge of madness. In the end, there was little left of the Lincolns’ relationship save their enduring devotion to each other and to their surviving children. Written with enormous sweep and striking imagery, The Lincolns is an unforgettable epic set at the center of a crucial American administration. It is also a heartbreaking story of how time and adversity can change people, and of how power corrupts not only morals but affections. Daniel Mark Epstein’s The Lincolns makes two immortal American figures seem as real and human as the rest of us. From the Hardcover edition.

Portrait Of A Marriage

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Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson,Vita Sackville-West Summary

The classic story of the relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, and a unique portrait of the Bloomsbury Group. The marriage was that between the two writers, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson and the portrait is drawn partly by Vita herself in an autobiography which she left behind at her death in 1962 and partly by her son, Nigel. It was one of the happiest and strangest marriages there has ever been. Both Vita and Harold were always in love with other people and each gave the other full liberty 'without enquiry or reproach', knowing that their love for each other would be unaffected and even strengthened by the crises which it survived. This account of their love story is now a modern classic.

Portraits of a Marriage

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Portraits of a Marriage by Sandor Marai Summary

A rediscovered masterwork from the famed Hungarian novelist Sándor Márai, Portraits of a Marriage is in fact a startling exploration of a triangle of entanglement. A wealthy couple in bourgeois society, Peter and Ilonka appear to enjoy a fine union. Their home is tastefully decorated; their clothes are well tailored; they move in important circles. And yet, to hypersensitive Ilonka, her choice in décor is never good enough, and her looks are never fair enough to fully win the love of her husband, who has carried with him a secret that has long tormented him: Peter is in love with Judit, a peasant and servant in his childhood home. For Judit, however, even Peter’s affection cannot transcend that which she loves most—the prospect of her own freedom and a future without the constraints of the society that has ensnared all three in a vortex of love and loss. Set against the backdrop of Hungary between the wars, Portraits of a Marriage offers further “posthumous evidence of [Márai’s] neglected brilliance” (Chicago Tribune) and his exquisite, acutely observed evocations of sacrifice and longing. From the Hardcover edition.

Art and Love in Renaissance Italy

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Art and Love in Renaissance Italy by Andrea Bayer,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Kimbell Art Museum Summary

"Many famous artworks of the Italian Renaissance were made to celebrate love, marriage, and family. They were the pinnacles of a tradition, dating from early in the era, of commemorating betrothals, marriages, and the birth of children by commissioning extraordinary objects - maiolica, glassware, jewels, textiles, paintings - that were often also exchanged as gifts. This volume is the first comprehensive survey of artworks arising from Renaissance rituals of love and marriage and makes a major contribution to our understanding of Renaissance art in its broader cultural context. The impressive range of works gathered in these pages extends from birth trays painted in the early fifteenth century to large canvases on mythological themes that Titian painted in the mid-1500s. Each work of art would have been recognized by contemporary viewers for its prescribed function within the private, domestic domain."--BOOK JACKET.

Portraits of Our Past

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Portraits of Our Past by Emily C. Rose Summary

"Although recent books describe life in the shtetls in eastern Europe as well as in major cities of central Europe, never before has a book chronicled the experience of Jews living in the German countryside during this period. In addition to the text there are over seventy-five black and white illustrations, a guide for researchers, maps, and bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.

The Wedding Complex

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The Wedding Complex by Elizabeth Freeman Summary

DIVA queer literary and cultural studies examination of the wedding ceremony (rather than the resulting marriages) which finds it to be a space of more open possibilities than might normally be supposed./div

A Portrait of the Holy Spirit

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Portraits of Devotion

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Portraits of Devotion by Beth Moore Summary

From Beth Moore's Personal Reflection Series on the lives of Jesus, David, John, and Paul comes 366 devotional readings to draw you closer to God. Experience the life-changing, bondage-breaking power of God's Word each day as you journey through some of the most amazing stories of devotion found in the Bible.

The CoMission

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The CoMission by Moody Publishers Summary

This story tells how the Gospel was taken to Russia over a five-year period, after the fall of communism when a new harvest field opened up. More than 80 ministries partnered together in a cooperative effort that is unparalleled, and documented here. It shows how the power of God can work when believers humble themselves and submit to one another, partnering together.

The Marriage Portrait

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The Marriage Portrait by Pamela Bauer Summary

She was as pretty as a picture… but that certainly didn't mean Michael McFerrin would marry her! True, Cassie Carrigan had snared his interest, but she was the linchpin in his lovable-but-meddling mother's plan to garner a grandchild. The beautiful portrait artist claimed she wasn't a willing player in this game of marriage-go-round, but her kisses said otherwise. Michael was determined to halt his mother's antics—and the havoc Cassie caused in his heart. Why, he'd show Cassie who was in control…even if he had to marry her to do it! Happily Wedded After: Jump headlong into these stories that celebrate saying, "I do!"

Jack and Jackie

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Jack and Jackie by Christopher P. Andersen Summary

Traces the relationship of President Kennedy and his wife, discussing the public and private aspects of their marriage.

Historical Portraits of the Tudor Dynasty and the Reformation Period

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Portraits of the Artist

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Portraits of the Artist by John E. Gedo Summary

Gedo's pathbreaking exploration of the psychology of creativity incorporates first-hand material drawn from his extensive clinical work with artists, musicians, and other exceptionally creative individuals. Using this body of clinical knowledge as conceptual anchorage, he then offers illuminating reassessments of the artistic productivity of van Gogh, Picasso, Gauguin, and Caravaggio, and the literary productivity of Nietzsche, Jung, and Freud.

Jack Hinton, the Guardsman ... With a portrait of the author. And numerous illustrations on wood and steel, by H. K. Browne

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Jack Hinton, the Guardsman ... With a portrait of the author. And numerous illustrations on wood and steel, by H. K. Browne by Charles Lever Summary

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Métamorphoses d'un mariage

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Métamorphoses d'un mariage by Sándor Márai,Georges Kassai,Zéno Bianu Summary

Roman d'amour, roman de moeurs, fresque sociale, Métamorphoses d'un mariage s'impose comme une oeuvre maîtresse de l'auteur des Braises. Ilonka, Peter, Judit sont les acteurs d'un même drame. Chacun à leur tour, ils confient « leur » histoire comme on décline un rôle. L'épouse amoureuse et trahie. Le mari cédant à la passion. La domestique ambitieuse qui brise le couple. En trois récits-confessions qui cernent au plus près la vérité des personnages par un subtil jeu de miroirs, Sándor Márai analyse avec une finesse saisissante sentiments et antagonismes de classe. Mais, au-delà, c'est la fin d'un monde et d'une société - la bourgeoisie hongroise de l'entre-deux-guerres - que dissèque avec lucidité le grand écrivain de la Mitteleuropa.

A Portrait of Our Ancestors: Shisler

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Making Masterpiece

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Making Masterpiece by Rebecca Eaton Summary

The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and its other hit programs For more than twenty-five years and counting, Rebecca Eaton has presided over PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre, the longest running weekly prime time drama series in American history. From the runaway hits Upstairs, Downstairs and The Buccaneers, to the hugely popular Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, and Poirot, Masterpiece Theatre and its sibling series Mystery! have been required viewing for fans of quality drama. Eaton interviews many of the writers, directors, producers, and other contributors and shares personal anecdotes—including photos taken with her own camera—about her decades-spanning career. She reveals what went on behind the scenes during such triumphs as Cranford and the multiple, highly-rated programs made from Jane Austen’s novels, as well as her aggressive campaign to attract younger viewers via social media and online streaming. Along the way she shares stories about actors and other luminaries such as Alistair Cooke, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Radcliffe, whose first TV role was as the title character in David Copperfield. Readers will also get to know Eaton on a personal level. With a childhood steeped in theater, an affinity for nineteenth century novels and culture, and an “accidental apprenticeship” with the BBC, Eaton was practically born to lead the Masterpiece and Mystery! franchises. Making Masterpiece marks the first time the driving force behind the enduring flagship show reveals all.

The Cambridge History of the American Novel

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The Cambridge History of the American Novel by Leonard Cassuto Summary

This ambitious literary history traces the American novel from its emergence in the late eighteenth century to its diverse incarnations in the multi-ethnic, multi-media culture of the present day. In a set of original essays by renowned scholars from all over the world, the volume extends important critical debates and frames new ones. Offering new views of American classics, it also breaks new ground to show the role of popular genres - such as science fiction and mystery novels - in the creation of the literary tradition. One of the original features of this book is the dialogue between the essays, highlighting cross-currents between authors and their works as well as across historical periods. While offering a narrative of the development of the genre, the History reflects the multiple methodologies that have informed readings of the American novel and will change the way scholars and readers think about American literary history.

Portraits of Bible Women

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Portraits of Bible Women by George Matheson Summary

Newly updated, this series now contains helpful study questions at the end of each chapter. "Matheson was blind, but with the eyes of his heart he could see farther than most of us." —Warren W. Wiersbe

The Portrait of St. Paul

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